Downtown Canteen District

The Canteen District in North Platte is a place where history meets modern, and fun mixes with practical. This recently revitalized downtown area is a hub for different types of dining and diverse cuisine, boutique shopping, all things entertainment, and more.

The area was also added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2020 and is named after The North Platte Canteen which served over 6 million service men and women passing through during World War II. Also, in 2022 the Canteen District became a Certified Creative District through the Nebraska Arts Council.

A visit here will draw you in with hand dipped ice cream and homemade waffle cones, Nebraska beef steak medallions with shiitake mushrooms and demi glaze, classy clothing displays, unique personalized shopping experiences, and big city vibes with small town charm.

While downtown, keep an eye out for businesses that are Downtown Association Members! A list of current members can be found here.


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